A typical anal massage is a full-body massage, which includes the genital area and internal massage points in the anus. An anal massage may be therapeutic, focused on locating and releasing tension stored deep within the abdomen, or sensual, focused on helping the receiver to connect with and understand his or her sexual response. The opening of the anus has many nerve endings, and even gentle pressure from fingers, combined with good lubrication, can be extremely enjoyable for both men and women to receive.
There are many physical and psychological reasons why trauma and tension are stored in the groin area, and the anus is no exception. Muscles in the area can become chronically tight as a result of anxiety and stress, a fact recognised by the widespread use of such expressions as "tight-arsed" and "anally retentive". Massage can help these chronic tensions to release.
Anal Massage for Women
Women don't have a prostate, but many women experience intense pleasure from anal penetration. Just as a full bladder can put enough pressure on the vagina to cause some to feel aroused, so can pressure from anal penetration. There are arms of clitoral tissue along both sides of the vaginal canal, and any movement in the area can stimulate this deep clitoral tissue. The shared “wall” separating the rectum and vagina is such that, in the right position, the G-spot will be stimulated by anal penetration, even though it is on the anterior (front) side of the vagina.
Anal Massage for Men (Prostate Massage)
An anal massage will stimulate the prostate in someone with male anatomy, and therefore is sometimes referred to as prostate massage.
What is the prostate?
The function of the prostate is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance, that in humans usually constitutes roughly 30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid. The prostatic fluid is expelled in the first ejaculate fractions, together with most of the spermatozoa. The prostate also contains some smooth muscles that help expel semen during ejaculation.
Stimulation of the prostate produces an intense sensation, which most men report as pleasurable in a sexual context. It is possible for some men to achieve orgasm solely through stimulation of the prostate.
Benefits of Anal Massage
Anal massage can be used during de-armoring massage. De-armouring releases long-held tensions from the body. It can also help heal the wounds of physical abuse or rape, heal the wounds of mis-treatment by sexual or life partners, release stress due to over-working and under-playing, or simply help the body discover new feelings of pleasure after years of neglect. The results can be life-changing and permanent.
The physical, energetic, and emotional bodies are closely connected. Emotions can be stored as physical tensions or energetic blockages, or both. Working with the physical or energetic blockages can allow the suppressed emotions to release. Emotional, physical, and psychological healing can take place during the de-armoring massage. Past hurts can be released including frustration, guilt, shame, anger, disappointment and fear.
It is important that the practitioner is capable of holding space for strong emotional release, as well as for physical and energetic release.
Anal massage is highly healing for the area ruled by muladhara chakra, and for psychological problems connected with that chakra, such as trust, security, and connection with the earth.
Prostate massage can also help a man to connect with his sexual response, beyond the "rush to release" version of sexuality that most men learn from their self-pleasuring experiments as teenagers. Opening to deep sexual pleasure from other areas of the body can broaden the awareness of sexual energy, and make it easier to reach Tantric orgasm, without ejaculation. For this reason, the prostate may be included in lingam massage.
Risks of Anal Massage
As with any massage, it is important to select a qualified, competent professional for a prostate massage. In addition to the general risks associated with any form of massage, the specific inclusion of the anus raises the risk of creating or re-awakening sexual trauma. While re-awakening a trauma is an opportunity to heal and release, the practitioner must be adequately prepared to support the recipient through these strong experiences, otherwise the experience can be re-traumatizing.